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S^SINT POUL. > ■ ~~~~ LOCAL NEWS NOTES. Wm. Jackey, living at Gladstone aged 7 while picking' up coal at. North St. Paul, had Jils foot crushed in a turntable. He was talitr-n to St. Joseuh's hospital. A marriage license was issued yesterday to WathanieJ I Tyler, of Sioux Falls and Miss Gcncvievc Kochford. of the same place. Tho /rr,ng people are each twenty-one years or Thj L ri Morgan Furniture and Carpet company filed a deed of assignment yester day to "\V. H. Williams. The company has been engaged in business at 405 Jackson. Etrei •.. \n overturned lamp at a lodging house, 130 East Fifth street, was responsible for a Bmafl blaze at 5 o'clock last evening. The fire was extinguished with slight damaga to the room. Katie Anderson was examined in the pro bate court yesterday and committed to the Rochester asylum. The young woman has been ill at the city hospital with a severe uttnek of typhoid fever. The Uiandir.g-Norby company, of Detroit. capital slivk $40,000, flied articles of incorpor ation yesterday in the office of the secretary of state. The members are A. M. Blanding, L. J. Norby and John A. Tcague. An examination of candidates for positions es teachers in the city schools will be held : Central tush Bphool on Wednesday. Among those who ha*e signified their In tention or u.kirg the examination are many city teachers who are candidates for promo t!cu. Frank ORigan, accused of trying to col lect money from those In the cathedral gal lery at early mass I hristmaa morning, had iiis hearing con Unutd before Judge Twohy in the police court >•■ >terday on tho claim that he had received instructions from some man whom the polire desirfd to produce in court The case will come up for final dis position today. The t»r;a:d of public works yesterday con- Brmed the assessment for opening an alley In the block bounded by Lawson, Jeuks, Mc- Menemy and Axkwrisht strocts. The assess ment rolls for the fi.'S.-. third, seventh and Eighth sprinkling districts were also con - srued and the clerk directed to give con- Brmrtion notice. A team of bronchos belonging to Hugo BUir-: ueller started to run away yesterday if te; noon from In front of Whitwell's place, BU Robert street. They were stopped by the driver, who held on to them, shortly ai'rer they turned the corner of Fifth and Robert streets, before any damage was done. Tlii.s is the second time the team has run »\v;iy In a few weeks. The Second Church of Christian Scientists, pf Minneapolis, to ix< mplify the teachings of Mary linker G. Eddy, filed ar.icles of incor poration yesterday in the office of the secre i.ary of state. The Incorporators are Mrs. W. Bmma Thompson, Mrs. Addle Kei.h Merrill, Miss Abigail Dyer Thompson, Miss Margaret J. I. Nlven, Mrs. Louse W. Chapman, Airs. Emma Harkness Clive, Jlrs. Lise'.ta Geta and Mrs. Matilda L. Hahn, u!l of Minneapolis, and Abbott Edee Smith, of St. Paul. NOTES <>\ AMUSEMENTS. The operatic comedy, "Lost, Strayed or Stolen." attracted another large audience to the Metropolitan last night. A pjpular priccd matinee will be given tomorrow after noon, and the engagi mi nt will close with tbe performance tomorrow night. The great operatic alliance, Lillian Rus- Fox and. Jeff D'Angelis. in "The Wedding l>ay," opened tkeir engagement in Minneapolis at the .Metropolitan last night t . standing room only. The house was sold ; ;u 8 o'clock and when the curtain rose even standing room was at a premium. 'The Winding Day," a comic opera by M( ssrs. Strain- ;ind Edwards, proved a happy medium fcr each star's talents. It Is brim -IV.I of light, catchy music and the libretto f;:irly teems with bright lines and amusing "The V>'« tiding Day" la tho be3t staged and handsomest production ever seen hpre, ami is certainly the greatest attrac ts n that will visit the Twin Cities this sea son. "The Wedding Day" will be presented ;it the .Metropolitan Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Saturday matinee. Tlie advance sale is now progressing. Hoyt's merry skit, "A 'Mack Sheep," scor ed heavily again at the Grand last evening. This clever larce If to g:sod hands. Miss Braham, a pretty young actress, makes a striking hit in tiie role of Ada Stoel. Miss Drew Donaldson U a beautiful, shapely qu< • ii of fruriescup. "The Widow Jones," John J. McNally'a lid comedy ••'icr-"ss, contains a funny story well t"id ai:d well worth telling. As Rich aad Harris, the pouiar amusement pur veyors, furnish thy story-tellers, it is ex pecl ci that those wlio attend the Grand next we< !■: will be well p.-.ii for the time and • x:m pd d. RATHEH NOT HAVE JURIES. I'll j siciniss' Xctlon Wliere They Tes tify :s» Kxiierts. The Ramsey County Medical asso ciation met last evening In the ladies' ordinary of the Windsor hotel, where they enjoyed a social session and din ner, after which they adjourned to the Lowry arcade, where they dls cussed ?.t considerable length 'Expert M>d cal Testimony." Dr. Ornelius Williams read a paper which treated matter from a medical standpoint, T. D. O'Brien discussed the matter | from a lawyer's point of view, and Dr. T. J. Abbott's paper also dealt with subject from a medical point of '• ' ■ stgert trial was discussed ngth. It was thought by all pres that the present jury system was in cases where expert testimony was involved. most aggravated eases of rheumatism have hri'iy speedily and permanently cured tlon Oil. Every one should have It 26 cents. Seventh and C«?dar St^aets. Telephone io?, Meat Market VB.\ 7% cents und fr.r Good, Smoked Sugar-Cured om C to 9 lbs. ench. 8 can's in for 3-lb. cans of Apple Butter while lot lasts. ?4 cents A pound for the very best Creamery Butter. 17 cents A i-cund for Good Dairy Tablo Gutter 25 cents P • 10-lb. b?i<rs of Perfect Buckwheat. Thl3 Is not only pure, but pronounced by every just perfect who has used it. $?.35 Per bag for Yerxa's Extra Patent Flour Nothing better can bo produced, no matter what the price. 6 cents A can for Good Corn. (0 cents A can for Fancy Sliced Peaches for Cream i;i heavy syrup. fO cents A round for Good, New Table Raisins in layers. 47c a box for same. A very choice invoice of bright, new Prunes Just received at: Good ones, per 1b 6 C c, per lb !.'!.'!.'.'.'!.' 8c Fine quality, per lb ...'..'.'.'.'.'.'. 9o Fancy, per lb 11. ! 10a IQ c.<sr)t<i A pound for Good Crushed Coffee. 12 cents A pound for a fair quality Roasted Rio Cof fee. 1^ cents A pound for a Choice Go:den Rio Coffeo, fresh roasted. 17 canrs A pound fcr the Hilo Brand Coffee, a splendid blending of ml!d and strong Coffee. 2? cents A pound for the Milo brand of Java and Maracaibo Coffee. 28 cents A pound for tho famous Hoffman House 75 cent"? A tx-.und for Good, Sweet, Good Strength Teas. Variety as you wish it 35 cents A pound for choice selected new crop Teaa. The Teas you pay EOc for elsewhere have to be fresli from the client to equal these. 17 cents A can for Johnson's sliced Pineapples. Batcivia Goods. The demonntration of this pa«k of fins fruits end vegetables started up fresh today. Come aad Uste them. They are th<> very finest CPOdt tad the prices tro not high. UJIIOIJ IS I]i FAtfOfl l / SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLU TION RATIFY THE PLAN REC OMMENDED AT CINCINNATI. NEW OFFICERS ARE CHOSEN. D. R. NOYES IS MADE THE PRESI DENT OF THE MINNESOTA SOCIETY. TO BE MADE MORE EXCLUSIVE. Hereafter Application* Must He Rec. omnirniled by ['nanimoas Vote of the Bourd of Directors. The Minnesota Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, at its annual convention, held at the chamber of commerce last evening, formally rati fied the plan of union a3opted last Oc tober, at the congress \r. Cincinnati of the National Society of ihe Sons of the American Revolution and the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution. The resolutions adopting the proposed constitution were passed unanimously by a rising vote. All that now remains is for the president of the Minnesota Society of the Sons of the American Revolution to appoint a committee of five to act with a similar committee to be appointed by the Minnesota Society of the Sons of the Revolution in pre paring a constitution, by-laws and plan of organization as soon as a majority of the state societies have signified the duties of the office. Fremont N. Jones, of Minneapolis, was thereupon elected registrar. Henry P. Upham, of St. Paul, formerly one of the five honorary vice presidents, was chosen as one of the two active vice presidents, and Edward W. Durant, of Stillwater, was elected honorary vice president, while his place on the board of managers was filled by the election of W. C. Masterman, of Stillwater. The first business in order was the reading of the reports of officers. Pres ident Sanborn said that he had not prepared any formal report. Looking over the past year, he remarked that It had been a year of expectancy rather than of action. The question of the union of the two societies had exerted a marked Influence on the action of both societies. Gen. Sanborn was sat isfied, however, that no backward st^ps had been taken. The union of the two societies now seemed certain, and he hoped a more earnest effort would by made to extend the Influence In that di rection. Secretary E. S. Chittenden reported that the Minnesota society numbered 3SB members in good standing, and thai there had been a slight increase during the year. The society had lost ten members by death, two by transfer and two by resignation. The list of those whom death has claimed since the last annual meeting is as follows: Lyman W. Hall, R. W. Johnson, S. J. R. McMillan, Capt. Alfred B. John son, U. S. A.; Otis C. Tiffany, W. S. Timmerman, Judge John M. Shaw, Hiram H. Grant, H. T. McClung and Lyman S. Cotton. Treasurer .Doolittlo reported that on Dc-c. 2G, 1S!)6, the society had a balance on hand of $41.37, that the receipts dur ing the year amounted to $672 and tha disbursements to $636.77, leaving a balance on hand of $76.60. Historian William H. Grant, of Sand stone, read an eloquent memorial to the departed members, which was adopted and ordered spread upon the records. Certain amendments to the constitu tion and by-laws were recommended by the board of managers and duly adopt ed. Article 3 of the consiitution, regu lating the matter of eligibility to mem bership, was amended by imposing as a further condition of membership that the applicant must be a man "of good moral character and of good repute in the community." Section 2 of the by-laws governing the election of members by the beard of managers, was so amended as to re quire a unanimous vote of the mem bers of the board of managers present and voting at the election. In this connection Gen. Sanborn re marked that the matter had been thor oughly discussed by the board, inas much as it had happened in the past that Si me members had been elected who were hardly fit to meet with decent pe-ople. "For it isn't always that the descen dant of a soldier is all that a citizen should be," added Gen. Sanborn. The matter of the proposed union ol the two societies was the^i taken up. Secretary Chittenden read the chief provisions of the proposed constitution adopted at the Cincinnati congress of the two national societies. The name of the new society resulting from the amalgamation is to o?. "The National Society of the American Revolution." Without any formal discussion, the society then adopted the following r:so lutions: "Resolved, That we do heartily ratify the plan of union adopted by the Na tional Society of the Sons of the Ameri can Revolution, and the General So ciety of the Sons of the Revolution at their congress and general assembly held in the city of Cincinnati, 0., on tha twelfth day of October, 1597. "Resolved, That we do hereby adopt the constitution of the National Society of the American* Revolution, adopted at the aforesaid meetings in Cincinnati, and do express the hope that the said constitution may speedily be adopted by the requisite number of state socie ties, to insure the early organization of said Society of the American Revo lution. "Resolved, That the president of this society appoint a committee of five of whom he shall be one, to act jointly with a sim'lar committee to be ap pointed by the Minnesota Society of the Sons of the Revolution in prepar ing a constitution, by-laws and plan of organization of the Minnesota Society of the American Revolution." The resolutions further provide that no action is to be taken until a ma jority of the state societies have adopted the proposed constitution. Then the joint committee is authorized to call a joint meeting of the two state societies. In this connection Secretary Chitten den remarked that only a. small num ber of the state societies had refused to adopt the proposed constitution. Among the latter were the New York and Pennsylvania societies of the Sons of the Revolution. H. F. Stevens submitted a resolution drafted by Capt. Philip Reade, of Fort Snelling. indorsing the bill now pending in congress entitled "an act to prevent the desecration of the national flag" which was Introduced by Congressman Michael Griffin, of Wisconsin. The eo ciety adopted the resolution and direct ed that copies of it be sent to Gen. Griffin, the members of the house end senate judiciary committees and the Minnesota delegation at Washington. On motion of D. R. Noyes it was de cided to appoint a committee of five to gather relics of Revolutionary times, to be sent on to Omaha for the trans-Mis ._■— ~._— J j--^ .„» ■■!■,■ Ifc. I ■ ll'— »*M^^r— —^^ EXPERIENCED FEMALE OPERATORS On Shirts. Mackinaws and Overalls can find steady employment by applyiug at oar factory at onca. GUITERWAM BUGS., Fifth and SStaSey. THE SAINT PAUL G1VOBI3: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 189* slssippl exposition. This action was taken In response to a communication from the Nebraska society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Resolutions expressing sympathy for Winthrop S. G. Noyes, the society's as sistant secretary, who Is seriously ill, were adopted. A committee will be appointed in the course of a few days to make arrange ments for the observance of Washing ton's birthday. The final business was the election of officers. Gen. Sanborn appointed the following committee on nominations: H. F. Stevens, L. G. Powers, Ell Tor* ranee, Dr. !Baomas C. Clark and H. C. Burbank. The committee retired and returned fifteen minutes later with tha following nominations, which were unanimously confirmed: President, D. R. Noyes, St. Paul; vice presidents. Hon. George A. Pillsbury, Minneapolis, and Henry P. Upham, St. Paul. Honorary vice presidents, Hon. Aex Ramsey, St. Paul; Hon. Cushman K. Davis, St. Paul; Hon. Rensselaer R. Nelson, St. Paul; Hon. W. D. Wash burn, Minneapolis; Edward W. Durant, Stitllwater. Secretary, Edwin S. Chittenden, St. Paul; assistant secretary. Winthrop S. G. Noyes, St. Paul; treasurer, Archi bald A. Doolittle; registrar, Fremont N. Jones, Minneapolis; historian, William H Grant, Sandstone; chaplain, Rev. Edward C. Mitchell, St. Paul. -Board of managers: Gen. William J. Hahn, Minneapolis; Hon. William R. Mc-rriam, St. Paul; Albee Smith, Minne apolis; Hiram F. Stevens, St. Paul; Ell Torranoe, Minneapolis; Giles W. Mer rill St. Paul; Gen. James H. Baker, Mankato; James H. Weed, St. Paul; Dr Thomas C. Clark, Stlllwater; Hon. Calvin L. Brown, Morris; John T. Cal houn, Minneapolis; Alfred S. Tall madge. St. Paul; Elwood S. Corser, Minneapolis; Col. William Colville, Du luth; E. W. Peet, St. Paul; Oapt. S. R. Van Sant, Winona; Hon. William B. Dean St. Paul; Hon. W. C. Mas term an, Stillvvater; Hon. Henry A. Castle, St. Paul; Hon. Francis M. Crosby, Hast ings. VOLKSZEITLNG'S AFFAIRS. Judge Lewis Considers tlie Mo-tlon to Discharge the Receivers. The hearing of the application of Al bert SchefCer and others for the dis charge of the receivers of the Volks ztitung took place yesterday afternoon before Judge Lewis. There were pres ent Attorneys G. M. Nelson, represent ing Albert Scheffer and the other peti tioners; Otto Kueffner, representing the receivers, Albert Schaller and Hiram D. Brown; Mr. Taylor, of Hub bard & Taylor, representing Edward Tietz, one of the dissenting creditors, and Walter Chapin, who appeared in behalf of other dissenting and unse cured creditors. Attorney Ne'son stated that the prop erty of the eomoany was mortgaged, the bondß being held by various parties as follows: Alumannia bank, $6,500; Standard Paper company, of Milwau kee, $3,700; Adam Decker's estate, $700; Brown, Treacy & Co., $600. Mr. Nelson said that it was desired to so arrange matters that the unsecured creditors might be paid, which could not be done If the chattel mortgage was foreclosed. It was proposed by the company to either pay the dissenting creditors in full, or In case there were any dis putes as to the amounts of certain claims the money might be deposited in court to await adjudication. Mr. Nelson in support of th 3 applica tion for the discharge of the receivers, said the most valuable asset of the Volkszeitung company was its fran chise, and that the affairs of the com pany could not longer remain in charge of the receivers with profit to the com pany. Mr. Nelson referred to the libel suit brought by Edward Tietz against the receivers to recover $15,000 and contended that the suggestion that th^ Volk?zeitung company be -substituted for the receivers as parties defendant to the libel suit, could not be complied with. Attorney Kueffner thr>n read the an swer of the receivers in which the lat ter declared in effect that they objected to being- discharged, unless provision was mpde to amrly secure their, agains ony liability arising out of the Tietz libel suit or any act or acts heretofore performed by them. Attorney Tavlnr, on b lnlf of Edward Tietz. objected strenuously to any or der of the court discharging the re ceivers on the ground of the pending libel suit instituted by his client against the receivers. Mr. Taylor objected to any change In the situation that wculd place ths parties in a different posi tion or relation than at present exists. Counsel read In this connection an affi davit by Col. Tietz, which recites that an action is also pending in which the receivers are plaintiffs and the bond holders defendants to determine the validity of the chattel mortgage, which is alleged to be void. The affidavit also charges Col. Scheffer with conniving to secure the abandonment of the latter suit, and to get himself elected presi dent of the company. Receiver Schaller informed the court that the receivers were not desirous of retaining the property and management of the company, but they did insist upon a sufficient protection and In demnity in case they yielded possession of the property to secure them against any personal liability. Judge Lewis announced that he would take the matter under advice until 2 p. m. today. In the meantime it is un derstood that parties in interest will confer together with a view of uniting upon some satisfactory plan. SHINE'S NIGHT OUT. It Was a Great Deal Different Front the "Faike" Story. D. J. Shine, who narrowly escaped suffocation In a Jackson street lodging house Christmas eve, was arraigned in the police court yesterday on the charge of drunkenness and discharged. Shine's own story of his experience disproved the story of a morning paper to the effect that he had been drugged, robbed and thrown into a room which was then set on fire. Shine is in the employ of a local Installment house, and lives at 602 Robert street. He celebrat ed Christmas by getting drunk., and two strangers, finding him helpless on the street, took him to his boarding house. It was nearly 1 o'clock In the morning, and not being able to obtain an entrance the good Samaritans took Shine to the Jackson street lodging house, where one of them lived. Shine could not tell how tho bed in the room caught fire, but It Is believed to have been caused by either a cigar or match es lighted by Shine In an effort to locata himself. Shine absolutely denied that he had been robbed of money or valu ables. One of the men who found him on the street was present in court and testified to taking Shine to the lodging house. The court was of the opinion that Shine had been sufficiently punish ed in his narrow escape from suffoca tion in the burning room and ordered his discharge. HELD A WEEK. Scr"-r.c-l Highwaymen Are Hound Over a Time. Charles Levy and James Gadbols, ac cused of holding up Alfred Erlesson at Iglehart and Rice streets Sunday even ing, were arraigned in the police court yesterday, on the charge of highway robbery. Frank Trost, the third of the alleged highwaymen, was not taken to court, being held at the Ducas street station. The case went over until Jan. 4. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAT Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund money if It falls to cure. 25c. Ths genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet Grnber Case Continued. The case of the state against ex-Detective Henry Gruber will probably be tried at the January term. The case was called before Judge Lewis yesterday, and as Oraber's nt torney, John E. Hearn, interposed no ob jection, it wiß coiiUuueJ over to the Jauu arj tzrm. POLLED THE STW COMMITTEE MEETING TO CON SIDER THE STREET RAILWAY ORDINANCE CALLED OFF. NOBODY KNOV\fS EXACTLY WHY ALD. KENNY WbULDN'T LISTEN TO A POSTPONEMENT] WHEN AP PROACHED EARLi^R. MR. LOWRY HAS A SEVERE COLD, So the General Question •Will Go Over Once Moire for a Few Mays. The Indications are Just now that the street railway company, In order to prevent any legal trouble as to the franchise of the cable line, will agree to almost any reasonable demand made by the city council as to the operation of its lines in St. Paul. The meeting of the committee on streets from the board of aldermen, scheduled for last evening, at which questions pertain ing to street railway matters were to be discussed was called off. As early aa 9 o'clock yesterday morning officials of the company called on Aid. Kenny, chairman of the com mittee, and requested that the meeting be postponed. Aid. Kenny would not listen to any postponement, so far as he was concerned, so attention was di rected to the other members of the committee. At 5 o'clock last evening Deputy City Clerk McCrea announced that the meeting: had been postponed .and the members of the council who could be reached by telephone were ad vised of this action. M. D. Munn, attorney for the com pany, seen shortly afterward, said he had been informed the meeting had been postponed. He further volun teered the Information that President Lowry had arrived from the East Sat urday, but was confined to his house with a severe cold and would not be able to attend the meeting, Mr. Munn's conversation conveying the impression that the sickness of Mr. Lowry was responsible for the postponement of the committee meeting. The members of the committee, however, did not ap pear to have paid much attention to tha notice announcing the postpone ment of the meeting for 8 o'clock. Aid. Kenny, Lindahl, Sanborn, Donahow er, Kaldunskl and Stutzman and As semblymen Kirke, Reardon and Daly were gathered In the corridor leading to the council chamber. There was all manner of charges about who had caused a postponement of the meeting, and as neither Aid. Bell nor Shepard were present, it was decided they had been instrumental in having the meet ing called off. It was intimated, however, that the object, or rather the result of the post ponement of the meeting would be that each of the members of the coun cil would be furnished within a day or so with a type-written cupy of an ordi nance similar to the one presented a week ago by the company. This new ordinance, so the story goes, would provide for the changing of the cable to an electric line as set forth in the last ordinance submitted and also pro vides for the union depot and Broad way loops. Copies of this ordinance are to be furnished the councilmen be fore the January meetings of tha alder men and assembly. It is claimed the ordinance will be passed by the board of aldermen Jan. 4 and by the assembly Jan. G. Those members of the alder men and assembly who have held out against the railway company on ac count of the Broadway loop are great ly pleased over the turn in affairs, and one of the gentlemen who has insisted that no ordinance could go through the council that did not contain a provi sion for the Broadway loop, stated last evening that tha company would agree to almost anything rather than go into court on the question of the cable fran chise. p.obert will Wait. Hnmp Waives Examination on the Che<:k Come. Robert Hamp, accused of complicity with G. R. Van Auken in obtaining $500 from the Germania bank upon a blank check, alleged to have been stolen from Thuett Bros., of South. St. Paul, yes terday waived a preliminary examina tion in the police court and was held | to the grand jury in $1,000 bail. Van Auken is in the county jail awaiting an examination, having: given himself Into custody affer the police had searched for him a week. MAKING OF A LOAN. Supreme Court Rules I'pon an In solvent Borrower's Rights. In the case of Thomas Hardwick, re spondent, vs. John Ickler, appellant, the decision of the lower court is af firmed, sustaining an action against Ickler for negligence in making a loan for the plaintiff. It finds that the bor | rowor was insolvent. An Important ruling is made to the effect that — Where the defendant answers and fails to plead the defense of the statute of limitations, he thereby waives that defense until such time as he has amended his answer by pleading such defense, even though the complaint shows on its face that the cause of ac tion therein stated Is barred by the statute. The defendant carried on the busi ness of loan agent, and as agent of the plaintiff to loan his money on first mortgage security, loaned It and took a Attracts Out of town buyers don't want to get left in our great PIANO! SALE, Letters are daE|y received inquir ing if this sale sari be continued after January 1* lu^some cases offers of a cash deposit, with a se lection to be made later, are re ceived. We wia* to. say to our friends that this^ special sale will close January lst| buHcash depos its of $10.00 or «HpwarJs will be re ceived prior to that Ofcte, and the selection can be madsat any time ([ within 30 days, the r special sale ( > S price to hold good on such pur- <[ chases. W. J, DYET& BRO., Largest Jtlitsieal House in the Korthwes'. 21,3-25-27 West Fifth Street. Xext Postofflce. mortgage on real estate without pro curing an abstract of the title or hav ing the title examined and without even inquiring whether or not there was any prior incumbrance on the property. PAVING OF EAST SEVENTH. Much Opposition Unless Payable on the Installment Plan. Quite a large delegation opposed to the paving of East Seventh street, be tween the railroad bridge and Hope street, appeared before the board of public works yesterday. The principal claim for a postponment of the paving was that the property owners could not pay the assessment. The frontage of property on the line of the proposed improvement is something over 5,000 feet. The petition presented yesterday asking that no new pavement be laid, was signed by the following owners: Marty Bros., 400 feet; James G. Hum phrey, 160; A. L. Mayall, 291; E. Brunei", 130; Provident Life & Trust company, 60; Mann & Swan, 87; Hancock Mutual Life company, 50; J. I. Jellett, SS; C. N. Bell, 45; Gustav Willius, 210; P. M. Kerst, 75; German Catholic Benevolent society, 75; St. Paul City Railway com pany, 78; R. H. Patterson, 120; J. B. Allen, 100; John Wagrener, 680; O. B. Holman, 75; F. Willius, 360; Henry O'Connor, 50; C. P. Noyes, 45; C. A. Zim merman, 200; A. C. Wehlin, 50. The total frontage represented as opposed to the paving was 3,454 feet. President Copeland stated that the paving of the street was a public neces sity and undrr the circumstances public opinion would force the board to act notwithstanding the protests of the property owners. J. K. Humphrey was of the opinion that public opinion would be very dif ferent if it had to pay for the Improve ment. The property owners were being taxed out of existence, and If the pav ing was ordered it would simply con fiscate a large portion of the property as the owners could not pay the ass?ss ment. The suggestion was made that the street could be put in much better condition by tearing out what remain ed of the wooden blocks and making a dirt road on the street. Commissioner Justus said this was impracticable, as It would make the street nine inches below the street car tracks and prevent travel from the crosa streets. Gustav Willius urged delay In the matter until the charter commission had drafted that part of the charter which provided for the payment of as sessments by the installment plan. This President Copeland thought would delay the paving for at least six months as it would not be known whether the charter would be adopted until after May 1. Mr. Willius stated that If the charter commission did not comply with the demands of the property own ers and provide in the new charter for the paying of assessments on the In stallment plan, the charter would not pass. He and several of the other prop erty owners present informed the board that If the new charter allowed the payment of assessments in four or five installments there would be no objec tion to the street being paved. Christian Meyer and Charles Friend spoke in favor of the street being paved and advanced the opinion that the prop erty would be greatly benefited by the Improvement. The matter was ad jcurned for one month pending the ac tion to be taken by the charter com mission as to the installment plan of paying assessments. EASTERN STAR RITES. Constellation Chapter Installs Its New Offlcers. The Masonic Temple was crowded last evening, the occasion being the an nual installation of olficers of Constel lation Chapter No. 18 and St. Paul Chapter No. 24, Order of the Eastern Star. The altar and the East were ar ranged with cut flowers, and large palms were set in the vicinity of the ceremonial appurtenances. The exer cises consisted of tha installation of the officers of both lodges and an en joyable musical programme followed. The opening address was delivered by Most Worthy Grand Matron Ida M. Samuel. The Constellation quartette gave "Oh Lord Most Merciful." The Twin City Mandolin orch?stra rendered "Dunlap Commandery," after which Mrs. Clayton gave a contralto solo. Mrs. Charlotte Perry Smith gave a reci tation, followed by a flute solo-, by William W. Nelson, accompanied by Abdre Nlgro. Miss Susie Kranz gave a solo and the musical entertainment closed with a few stereopticon slides. The following offlcers elect of Constel lation chapter were installed: Worthy matron, Miss Gertrude R. Cameron: worthy patrou. Col. R. T. Flournoy; associate matron, Mrs. Nettle McWhortor; secretary, Mrs. Martha A. Gordon; treasurer, Mrs. Addie L. Upright; conductress, Mrs. Emma Nelson; associate conductress, Mrs. Mary Simons; Adah, Miss Anna SandcU; Ruth, Mrs. Mary If rath; Esther, Mrs. Alice Miller; Marthn, Mrs. W. J. Frazler; Electa, Mrs. Clara Holt; warder, Mrs. H. W. Mncklo; sentinel, Jean Fischer; chaplain, Lemuel Churchill; marshal, Mrs. J. Jaggar; organist, Mrs. Jennie Camp bell; musical director, Mrs. Alice Muna^n; electrician, F. P. Wheelock. The officers-elect o? St. Paul chapter are: Worthy matron, Mrs. Frank Van Duyne; worthy patron. E<hvard 11. Touhey; associate matron, Mr 3. Ho.en McClellen; secretary, Mrs. Eunice H. Quick; treasurer, Mrs. B. F. Miller; conductress, Mrs. Francis B. Oahoon; associate conductress, Mls3 Adai Knapp; Adah, Miss Lena Rich; Ruth, Mrs. A. F. Schumann; Esther, Mrs. Agnes G. Touhey; Martha, Mrs. Charlotta E. Robertson; Electa, Lira. Herbert P. Porter; warder, Mrs. Caro- j lino W. Parlin; chaplain, J. W. Bishrcp; mar- j shal. Mrs. E. J. Cook; organist, Mrs. Eva Heaton. VICTORY FOR WHTOHA In tlie Itevorsnl of n Damage Snit Verdict. The city of Wlnona secures from the supreme court a reversal of a verdict for damages secured by Mrs. Anna Tarras, who was injured while driving along a public road leading out of this city. The road in question runs along a high embankment across a swamp. Mrs. Tarras' horse suddenly stopped and backed the wagon over the em bankment, spilling her and her two children out into the swamp below. She sued the city on the ground that it should have maintained a railing or other protection along the embank ment. The supreme court. In reversing the trial court, holds that it would impose too great a burden upon the taxpayers to protect all high public roads of this kind with railings, and they are bound to do so only where there is some special danger. A new trial Is granted. ABOUT CERTIORARI WRITS. Reversal of the Lower Court Is Par- Reaching;. The district court Is also reversed in the matter of the estate of Oliver E. Wilbur, F. W. Schultz, et al., respond ents, vs. Patrick Talter, administrator, et al., appellants. The cause arose from a mistake of the legislature in the statutes of 1834, omitting the word "certiorarl" from sec. 4537. In 1897 the law was again amended by replacing the word, but the supreme court holds that during the interval between 1894 and 1897 the dis trict court had not authority to issue writs of certiorarl. The decision is likely to have a sweeping effect, since many of these writs must have been issued by the dis trict courts during the three years in. tervening between the two amend ments. Her Apartments Robbed. When Mrs. May Clapp, a dressmaker liv ing at 224 West Seventh street, returned home yesterday afternoon from a holiday visit with friends in another part of the city, she discovered that bOrglars had ran sacked her apartments while she was ab sent An entrance was secured through an unlocked transom and the contenta of several rooms hurriedly searched, but the thieves carried away nothing but a seal Bkln cap. There were a number of other articles of value about the rooms but tbesa were evi dently not wanted. DINED il SELECT FEW ARCHBISHOP IRELAND GIVES A Bi.VXEiI IN HONOR OF HIS GUESTS. FOURTEEN COVERS PLACED. EVENT CELEBRATED THE EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSE CRATION OF BISHOPS SHANLEY, COTTER AND M'GOLRICK Archbishop Langrevln Arrives and Is a Gnest of the Distinguished St. Paul Prelate. Archbishop Ireland gave a dinner at his home on Portland avenue last night, in honor of his two distinguished guest 3 of the cloth, MgT. Martineill. the apos tolic delegate, and Most Rev. Langevln, of St. Bonnlfaclus of Winnipeg, tha last named having reached here yester day morning. The Interesting event marked the eighth anniversary of the consecration at the Cathedral St. Paul, of Bishops Shanley, of North Dakota; Cotter, of Wlnona, and McGolrick, of Duluth. These three churchmen with the host and his two guests and Dr. Hooker, Mgr.'s Martinelll's secretary, and Dr. Pace dean, of the Catholic uni versity, at Washington, completed the clerical representation. All those pres ent were: Archbishop Ireland, H. P. Upham, Mgr. Martinelli. Col. W. P. Clough, Archbishop Langevln, John D. O'Brien, Bishop Shanley, Samuel Hill, Bishop Cotter, H. C. McNalr, Bishop McGolrick, E. B. Dahlgren, Dr. Roolcer. Anthony Kelly, of Dr. Pacd, Minneapolis. Fourteen covers were placed for the dinner, %vhich waa set for 6:30. The archbishop and Mgr. Martinelli occu pied places opposite each other on the sides of the long table with the other gue-sts about them. When the courses had been discussed, the three bishops, being called upon, speke briefly concerning tha upbuilding of the church In this Western country, after which some of the other gentle men spoke Informally adding their wel come to the archbishop's visitors who are to remain in St. Paul several days. Mgr. Martinelli passed a very quiet day yesterday at the archbishop's home, and received but few callers. He will remain here possibly a week longer while Dr. Langevin will return to the north on Saturday. NO FEES FOR CHAPEL. Ex-Sheriff la Worsted In Hs Salt Agrninst the County. The supreme court yesterday handed down Its decision in the suit of ex- Sheiiff Charles E. Chapel against the board of county commissioners for fees in serving warrants for the collection of personal property taxes which were returned unsatisfied: Chapel claimed to have served 5,154 of these warrants, which were returned unsatisfied, for the reason that no prop erty was found on which to levy, and he demanded $1 for each warrant. The commissioners refused payment, and the district court sustained them In their refusal. •Chapel appealed to the supreme court, and, in a decision handed down yester day, Justice Canty affirmed the decision of the district court overruling a former decision of the supreme court In the case of Schmud vs. Brown county, in which it waa held that these fees could be collected. The decision now is that the sheriff is not entitled to fees for making a re turn of no property. STEVENS BACKS OUT. Doesn't Want to Pay a Note He In dorrnd. Papers in a suit commenced in Oc tober last in which Welz & Fry, of the ifl^Tn hotel, are plaintiffs, and W. F. Bk-kel and Congressman F. C. Stevens, defendants, were filed in the municipal court yesterday. The complaint al leges that W. F. Blckel on Jan. 12, 1897, delivered to the plaintiffs his promis sory note for $203 due four months after date. The note was given to satisfy a claim for board furnished and in addi tion to the name of the maker the note also bore the signature of Congressman Stevens as an evidence that payment would be made when it was due. The complaint further alleges that when the paper was due neither Bickel nor Stevens made good the amount and Judgment la demanded against them with Interests and costs. From the papers filed yesterday it would appear that Congressman Stevens filed an answer to the complaint, but this is not in the files. The reply of Welz & Fry to the answer of the congressman sets up that the plaintiff.-? would not have accepted the note of Bickel in set tlement of the account had it not been that Mr. Stevens indorsed the same. The case will be tried in the municipal court Jan. 20, 1898. HURT BY A FALL. Mrs. Cope Injured as the Result of Dizziness. Mrs. Cope, an elderly lady living on ! Ramsey street, had a very se i vere fall on East Seventh I street yesterday morning. While I standing on the corner waiting for a car £he was taken with a fit of dizzi ness and fell to the pavement, receiv ing an ugly scalp wound. She was picked up unconscious and taken to the I store of Habighorst & Co., where medi cal aid was summoned. She regained consciousness in about an hour, and was then removed to her homo on Ramsey street in a hack. After arriv ing home she became unconscious again, and Dr. Dunning was summon ed and dressed her wounds. While her injuries are serious, it is r.ot ex pected they will prove fatal. DOAUU OF ABATEMENT Cats Down the AsNossnicut of Some Properties. The board of abatement met yester day and passed upon a number of ap plications for abatement of taxes. The application of Ambrose Pierce for an abatement of taxes on the im provements known as the Schutte & Morrison livery property on Fifth street, waa granted and ?5,000 deducted from the assessed valuation. A cleri cal error In the assessor's figures was the cause of the mistake. George P. Whltwell, the owner of two lots on I ._, . ..__ If it is what we claim, t^r^^kj^^^^^f^^^ want. m ~ rKUVt I B a Well wo will provo it by lotting yofl disprove It. Tual'a a W.-iKee proposition, but will hold gowl underour UNCONDITIONAL. GUARfINT 5£E. Sold over our counter or sent Crt 1 -' tafely Miywlierc l-y mail . ... V&i^U i;i:ara:iteo. ST. PAUL HARDWABE GQ,7^ EVE^N^TA & Co. Reductions. Thousands of buyers are tak ing 1 advantage our before in ventory reduction sale. All Remnants — all broken lines are being- closed out in all departments. Money - saving opportunities are plentiful. 25 % Discount. All Holiday Goods will be closed out at a discount of 25 per cent. This offering includes the following- lines: STERLING SILVER GOODS, RICH CUT GLASS, EBONY GOODS, PARIS AND VIENNA TANS, FINE LEATHER GOODS, BOHEMIAN GLASS, TORTOISE SHELL GOODS, FINE UMBRELLAS. Nothing- will be reserved. The choicest thiug-s in stock will g-o at a discount of 25 per cent from lowest former prices. Remnants of Dress Goods. In the busy weeks just past there was no time to pay any at tention to Remnants. The re sult is an accumulation of nearly a thousand Remnants of all kinds and all lengths. There are Re.mnants of black g-oods, Remnants of plain colors, Remnants of Fancies, Remnants of smooth and rough g-oods. The leng-ths run from 2 to 6 yards— useful for skirts, full dresses and children's dresses. We have taken a heavy loss on the entire lot, and they are marked at prices which will be sure to make every Remnant g-o before next Friday evening-. You'll find them on the center tables. Swell Silks Two table 3of Swellcst New Plaids, 40 different styles, the best $1.50 qualities ever sold in town, only One DoiSsp the yard now. Fancy Silks in short leng-ths and Waist Patterns, worth up to $1.50 a yard, ore now on sale at 69 Oenis the yard. These kinds: White and Colored Beng-alines, Striped and Dotted Satins, Fig-nred Taffetas, Brocaded Taffetas, Plaids with i-ratin Bar 3. NEW. A lot of new Changeable Taffetas, in all the scarce new shades, was opened yesterday. Reductions in the Cloak Room. There is going to be a lively selling in Jackets and Capes bs fore our annual inventory \\ taken. Jackets that were priced $7.75, 58.75, $9.50 and $10.50 will go &C AA on sale today at V^VIUU Jackets that were priced $13. 50, $15, 217.50 and §13.50 will fi* 4i tf% fi&fh goon sale today at.. <© m^JU%jJ%J Every Jacket in these lots is abso lutely guaranteed as to style, material and finish. They come in black and colors. Kqually important will be a sale of Silk Velour and Rain-proof Seal Plush Capes, handsomely trimmed with jet and braid; collar and fronts are trimmed with fur. All are full silk-lined and interlined. Former prices were 514.50, $16.50 and $17.50. Reduction sale price ffl* <& jffe 4^Cfe today H* i ■ 4J Field, Sclilick& Co, Hopkins street, was allowed an abate ment of ?2E>O. The assessment of lot 12. block 4 of Hemline plot, waa $123. As this par ticular property is not BUbject to taxa tion, th<; as! ■ ; ■■■'.. A number of other applications for abatement were denied.